Definition of deck quoits in English:

deck quoits

plural noun

British
  • treated as singular A game in which rope quoits are aimed at a peg, played especially on cruise ships.

    • ‘The days when life at sea revolved around a trip to the library, coffee and a biscuit at eleven and the occasional game of deck quoits are long gone.’
    • ‘If you love a bit of friendly rivalry but want to breathe some of that fresh sea air, then shuffleboard and deck quoits are always a great option.’
    • ‘On the open top deck you get a commanding view of the countryside and a chance to play a leisurely game of deck quoits.’
    • ‘It is a pleasure to have such interesting people on-board, guests who enjoy the working ship environment and are not after deck quoits, dancing girls or a holiday camp at sea.’
    • ‘Together we went to play both deck quoits and shuffleboard, winning a grand total of seven tickets.’
    • ‘Mark Waldron discovers cruising is a lot more than deck quoits even though the gem of a ship never actually left the dock side.’
    • ‘At sea, the game of deck quoits is played, the quoits being made of rings of rope.’
    • ‘Buoyed by the support for the cricket team, Mary helped organise deck quoits and games for the children, many of whom were bored and fractious.’
    • ‘Lido Deck is the most popular place for sunbathing and with its broad and spacious decks, games such as shuffleboard, short tennis, cricket and deck quoits are played here.’

Pronunciation

deck quoits